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‘Sala Aixelá (1959-1975)’

La Virreina opens 3 new exhibitions

They are “Sala Aixelá (1959-1975)”, “Esta tierra jamás será fértil por haber parido colonos” [This Land Will Never Be Fertile for Having Given Birth to Colonisers] by Daniela Ortiz and “Gabinet Voula Papaioannou”.

On a regular basis, Virreina Centre de la Imatge opens up new exhibitions in an unbeatable spot on the Rambla. Now in November, there will be three new displays on different topics.

The first to open is Sala Aixelá (1959-1975), which is the result of a laborious process of hunting down artists, documents and works that formed part of the cultural programme at the old Aixelá shop, which was open from 1958 to 1975 on Rambla Catalunya. Using different pieces, you’ll be able to get a grasp of how important Josep Maria Casademont (the man in charge of the programme) was in promoting culture and art.

You’ll also have the chance to see Esta tierra jamás será fértil por haber parido colonos, by Daniela Ortiz, the first retrospective of the artist's work. This includes 31 projects completed over the course of the last ten years, that explore the institutionalisation of the violence against migrants and its relationship with colonialism, as well as the common practice of taking away custody of minors.

The last exhibition to open will be Gabinet Voula Papaioannou with “humanitarian photos” taken during the Second World War. You can see  284 images that will give you an outline of an articulate documentary project, that aims to go beyond just nostalgic or dramatic representations.

All the exhibitions will be open from 23 November to 16 February, from Tuesday to Sunday, 11 am to 8 pm. La Virreina Centre de la Imatge will be closed on 25 and 26 December and 1 January.

All the displays are free and open to everyone. You can find all the information on the Virreina website.

Publication date: Friday, 22 November 2019
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